dual sat receiver but only single cable run to sat receiver

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Is there a way to "combine" 2 sat feeds over a single coaxial cable? I only
have a single cable run to sat receiver and would like to take advantage of
the dual receive capabilities of my sat receiver.

Thanks in advance.

--RJ
 
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RJ wrote:
> Is there a way to "combine" 2 sat feeds over a single coaxial cable? I only
> have a single cable run to sat receiver and would like to take advantage of
> the dual receive capabilities of my sat receiver.

Yes, it is possible, but a stacker + destacker combination is
going to cost you several hundred dollars. Much cheaper to
run a second cable.
-Joe
 

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If I understand your question correctly, yes you should be able to split the
signal from a single cable into 2 for dual reciever ability. you can get a
switch at like best buy to do this with.

Jeff

"RJ" <jainraje@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Is there a way to "combine" 2 sat feeds over a single coaxial cable? I
only
> have a single cable run to sat receiver and would like to take advantage
of
> the dual receive capabilities of my sat receiver.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> --RJ
>
>
 
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In article <OtCfe.27505$Au1.10397@tornado.socal.rr.com>,
RJ <jainraje@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Is there a way to "combine" 2 sat feeds over a single coaxial cable? I only
>have a single cable run to sat receiver and would like to take advantage of
>the dual receive capabilities of my sat receiver.

Yes, it's possible. It's expensive.

You'd need a device called a "stacker", which shifts one LNB's output
signals up to a set of higher frequencies (above the frequencies used
by a non-stacked LNB). The stacker then combines the two sets of
frequencies into a single feed.

You then need an unstacker for each satellite-receiver input (or a
multiswitch with a built-in unstacker, or a specialized type of
satellite receiver with a wider-frequency tuner and
automatic-unstacking software capability).

You also need to use a high-quality, low-loss coax, so that the
relatively high signal-loss-per-foot of the higher (stacked)
frequencies doesn't cut the signal level down too far.

Stacked systems are most commonly used in hotels, dorms, apartment
buildings, etc. where it's not feasible to run one or two separate
coaxes from each room to the roof.

Professional satellite-system installers can probably get you the
necessary equipment, or you can go to http://www.sonoradesign.com/ and
check out the components yourself. The minimum setup would probably
be one stacker, and a dual-output unstacker.

You won't like the cost. Running a second coax is likely to be a lot
cheaper.

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If that switch you believe is available at BestBuy is a multi-switch,
that switch requires TWO cables from a satellite dish. Multi-switches
are needed for connections to multiple receivers, but always use at
least two cable connections from the satellite dish.

A stacker/destacker combination is the only method of using a single
cable to serve more than one satellite input connection or more than
one receiver. The stacker/destacker cost is much greater than
75 feet of coaxial cable.

"Jeff" <jefffby@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:427f95b5$1_2@newspeer2.tds.net...
> If I understand your question correctly, yes you should be able to split the
> signal from a single cable into 2 for dual reciever ability. you can get a
> switch at like best buy to do this with.
>
> Jeff
>
> "RJ" <jainraje@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:OtCfe.27505$Au1.10397@tornado.socal.rr.com...
> > Is there a way to "combine" 2 sat feeds over a single coaxial cable? I
> only
> > have a single cable run to sat receiver and would like to take advantage
> of
> > the dual receive capabilities of my sat receiver.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > --RJ
> >
> >
>
>
 
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"Jeff" <jefffby@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:427f95b5$1_2@newspeer2.tds.net...
> If I understand your question correctly, yes you should be able to split
the
> signal from a single cable into 2 for dual reciever ability. you can get
a
> switch at like best buy to do this with.

No. That's incorrect.

What you get from the box stores is a multiswitch. That allows taking two
satellite feeds and spreading them out to several devices. They do not
allow combining the two at the dish, sending it down one wire, and breaking
it back out again. That function is handled by a stacker. They're so
expensive as it make it nearly impossible to justify their cost instead of
just running a second wire. After all, you'd need to get up on the dish to
source the two signals and if you've climbed up there you might as well just
run a 2nd wire back down.
 
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